Tuesday, 2 May 2017

May 2nd

The Mere at its best at 7-00 this morning peaceful quite just the sound of bird song , it was a clear night so it was inevitable that yesterdays Black Terns would be gone. The excitement over the last couple days is now over and done so its back to normal life here at the mere. Two Reed Warblers are still holding territory along with several Blackcap , Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff but we are still waiting for our first Garden Warbler of the year. A single Oystercatcher flew over calling along with Raven and two Cormorant . Reed Bunting Bullfinch Greenfinch Goldfinch and Chaffinch were all seen on my walk around , along with Treecreeper Coal Tit and Long-tailed Tit. John Spottiswood was there at mid-day and found the first Holy Blue Butterfly of the year , also noted two Mallard broods with eight and five .Below are three images taken early this morning of one of our resident Reed Warblers.
Reed Warbler .
Reed Warbler.
Reed Warbler.

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